PS4 To Support Fallout 4, Skyrim Mods, But Won’t Allow External Assets
(Last Updated On: October 7, 2016)

PS4 owners have been on the receiving end of some unsavory news in recent time when Bethesda had to reluctantly inform the PlayStation gaming community that Skyrim and Fallout 4 on PS4 would be devoid of mod support due to Sony. Well, after some more negotiating, it appears as if Bethesda has managed to allow mod support to arrive on the PS4.

In a post made on the official Bethesda website, the company announced that Skyrim on the PS4 Pro will support native 4K. I imagine they’ll have to scale a lot of the assets down to run the game at 4K. There’s also a likelihood that the game will only run at 30fps given how weak the PS4 Pro’s GPU is.

They also let loose some images of Skyrim running at 4K on the PS4 Pro.

Skyrim 4K Forest on PS4 Pro

The real news was that mods would be available on Skyrim and Fallout 4 on PS4. They explain…

“Mod support will come to Skyrim first. We and Sony have worked hard to make this possible.


“You will not be able to upload external assets with your PlayStation 4 mods, but you will be able to use any assets that come with the game, as most mods do.”

So basically it’s modding for gimps.

No external assets means that no CBBE, no new weapons, no custom structures, no custom buildings, no custom enemies, no new audio, no new companions, and no new custom locations. Essentially, everything that makes modding worthwhile will be prohibited on the PS4.

It’s a little like saying Hillary Clinton can take office in the White House but she’s not allowed to assassinate people with opposing views under a new “Safe Space” act, and Bill Clinton will be prohibited from hanging out by the lady’s bathroom. It’s like… what’s the point of even having a lady’s bathroom if Bill can’t wear his mirrored shoes while standing outside the door?


Anyway, a lot of gamers aren’t happy about Bill being prohibited from standing outside the lady’s lavatory, and they’re just as angry about not being able to use external assets in mods for the PS4 versions of Skyrim and Fallout 4.

In addition to cutting out a bunch of modding opportunities, this also means that the most important and highly downloaded mods for Fallout 4 and Skyrim won’t ever make their way onto the PS4… nude mods.

Poor man’s mods will be available for Fallout 4 and Skyrim after the latter game launches on PS4 October 28th.

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  • Sam QS

    Hope the sales crashes and burns on PS4 and Xbox outsells them in the milions.

  • Bob Bobbley

    What’s with the random, out of nowhere, know-nothing Trump supporter commentary?

    • Trump supporter commentary? Where?

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Not worth it at all then.

  • Alistair

    And almost certain No nude mods says SJWs Sony killjoy.

    Fucking Pathetic as the games 18 Rated.

  • Reaper of Salt

    Heh… I’m just waiting for someone to add salt to the wound on how the PC Master Race are superior to console peasants.

    *sits back and grabs popcorn*

    • BrianDavion

      you mean beyond PC gamers getting the remastered skyrim for free?

  • durka durka

    Just like i predicted you dont get good mods with 3d models, you get overpowered pistol that shoots fatman nukes.